The Admiralty near Whitehall

  • About the artist
    Benjamin Cole was from a well-known family of engravers. He began his career engraving maps and trade cards. His earliest architectural works are thought to be his series of English and Welsh cathedrals, published in 1715. These prints were incorporated into a series of ‘Prospects’, published by John Overton in the 1720s. Cole also engraved plates for ‘Views of the Several Parts of the Palace or Castle of Versailles’ (1725) for Overton. In 1736 Cole and William Henry Toms engraved the plates for architect Nicholas Hawksmoor’s ‘A Short Historical Account of London Bridge’. However, Cole more commonly engraved portraits and decorative subjects, such as bookplates, after works by contemporary artists.
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    Materials & Techniques
    engraving
  • Details
    Title
    The Admiralty near Whitehall
    Date
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Transferred from the Ministry of Defence, April 2017
    Provenance
    Ministry of Defence Collection; transferred to GAC 2017
    GAC number
    10791